Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks Continue Amid Challenges

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 21 senators announced support for a nearly $1 trillion traditional infrastructure framework. POLITICO reports the framework, which now has the support of 11 Republican senators, does not include any tax increases and is instead funded through a combination of revenue raisers that include repurposing COVID relief funds and reducing the… Read more »

Senate GOP & Administration Infrastructure Talks Break Down

Bipartisan negotiations between the Biden Administration and Senate Republicans, led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), have officially ended without an infrastructure deal. The White House ended talks after negotiators failed to reach an agreement on the size of the legislative package and how to pay for it. In the end, the two sides remained… Read more »

Hope Fading for Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

President Biden met again with a top Senate Republican negotiator Wednesday in hopes of a bipartisan agreement on rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, but the gulf between the White House and GOP lawmakers remains wide. During the meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Biden reportedly said he wants $1 trillion in new spending and corporate… Read more »

Senate Republicans Up Infrastructure Offer

Senate Republicans today released their latest counteroffer for infrastructure spending, which comes in at about $928 billion but does not budge on the major differences between GOP lawmakers and the White House proposal. The proposal, outlined by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and a group of fellow Republican negotiators, is a significant increase from the… Read more »

Senate Finance Debates Infrastructure Funding Options

While the White House continues to seek compromise with Republicans on President Biden’s sweeping $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Tuesday to discuss funding options for large-scale infrastructure improvements. The White House continues to insist corporations should help pay for infrastructure with an increase to the corporate tax… Read more »